Jerusalem: An East Side Story
Jerusalem East Side Story

In 1948, the western part of the Jerusalem fell under Israeli control, and in 1967, the eastern part fell under Israeli occupation. Since then, Israel has pursued a policy of Judaizing the city, aiming to achieve “Jewish demographic superiority.” Part of this policy is to drive Palestinian Muslims and Christians out of the city and at the same time deny their presence, history, and ties to the land. The film also touches upon the future of the city: without peace in Jerusalem, there is no peace for anyone.

This documentary, produced by the Palestine Agricultural Relief Committees, looks at the Israeli government’s policy regarding the city and its inhabitants and includes interviews with Palestinian and Israeli leaders, human rights activists and political analysts, all of whom agree that the handling of Jerusalem, its settlements, and its Arab and Israeli populations is the key to peace.

Year: 2012

Time: 57 minutes

Watch the film’s trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSmZ6yTtLF4&ab_channel=TorontoPalestineFilmFestival

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